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Date of event: 17 September 2019
Event ends: 17 September 2019
Start time: 09:30
End time: 16:30
Price: Exclusive to members of The Henley Partnership *Up to 2 Places*
The Alliance Mentality NEW


The success of any organisation depends heavily on the relationships between its leaders and its people. Sadly, the vast majority of books and courses focus on just one side of that relationship: how leaders behave with the people they lead. This session redresses that balance, changing how people think about and act towards the people leading them.

Through a mixture of input from our speaker, insights from the group and paired dialogue, we will explore participants’ challenges in those critical upwards relationships. We’ll touch on the 10 lessons in managing up for mutual gain, focusing on developing an alliance mentality that challenges traditional attitudes to leadership. It’s an approach that draws on psychology and the art and science of leadership, team performance, followership and adult development. Participants will leave with clarity on their mindsets, as well as their enabling and inhibiting habits when it comes to managing up, plus fresh ideas and tangible actions

Who Should Attend?

Mid-level managers seeking to enhance their relationships with more senior leaders, whether that’s direct line-management or across a matrix.


The primary theme is LEADERSHIP and the secondary theme is ENGAGEMENT.

It is relevant to the development of Engagement, Relationships, Partnership, Mutuality, Value.

THP, The Henley Partnership.

Richard Boston

Richard Boston

Richard Boston is a psychologist specialising in leadership, followership and team performance as key drivers of success in organisations. He’s the author of three books and works globally with a diverse client base that includes BHP, Deloitte, Gucci, Southampton Football Club, various charities, the government and the military.

*Per member organisation. “Up to” indicates the maximum number per member organisation, it is not an allocation of places. All places are subject to availability at the time of nomination. Nomination Forms are dealt with on a first come first served basis and a place cannot be booked or held without a fully completed and approved Nomination Form.

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